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  • 1Not able to be predicted.

    ‘the unpredictable weather of the Scottish islands’
    • ‘People who want to think ahead need to recognise that the world predictably changes in unpredictable ways.’
    • ‘In addition, an unpredictable change in franchise agreements in the summer could delay the work even further.’
    • ‘The brown cloud shows man's activities are making climate change more unpredictable everywhere.’
    • ‘Changeable and unpredictable, it lacks structure, control and conformity.’
    • ‘Every year the weather is most unpredictable for this event and this year's was no exception.’
    • ‘With the weather so unpredictable I spent a lot of Saturday in the kitchen.’
    • ‘Make sure you pack a few warm clothes in your hand luggage as you know how unpredictable English weather can be.’
    • ‘The future direction of the Irish property market has become as unpredictable as the weather.’
    • ‘With the region's unpredictable weather conditions, the team is hopeful of an exciting race.’
    • ‘The weather is unpredictable, ranging from heat and humidity to thunderstorms.’
    • ‘Then the weather started to change, Andalucia seems almost as unpredictable as Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Conduction of atrial impulses to the ventricles is variable and unpredictable.’
    • ‘This is a good combination as Aquarius is a wacky, unpredictable sign, but Capricorn is sensible and steady.’
    • ‘Communication is difficult now because he is both deaf and has an unpredictable temper.’
    • ‘As is so often the case in this job, I'm trying to predict the unpredictable and plan for the unknown.’
    • ‘The unpredictable aspect of political warfare - future events - may change all that.’
    • ‘You wouldn't put a half-time change of manager past this unpredictable Hearts regime.’
    • ‘We live in uncertain times when change has never been so rapid or unpredictable.’
    • ‘They moved down the pipe and shifted in mostly unstable, unpredictable ways.’
    • ‘We need to reset the variables excluding anything unpredictable and run the script once again.’
    unforeseeable, undivinable, incalculable, uncertain, unsure, doubtful, dubious, in the balance, up in the air, random, arbitrary
    erratic, moody, volatile, unstable, fickle, capricious, whimsical, temperamental, mercurial, changeable, variable, inconstant, undependable, unreliable, unmanageable, impulsive
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    1. 1.1(of a person) behaving in a way that is not easily predicted.
      ‘he is emotional and unpredictable’
      • ‘As you move on from here, accept that most people are completely unpredictable.’
      • ‘He was so unpredictable, Kait found it difficult not to be angry with him most of the time.’
      • ‘They are unpredictable and a high percentage have a mental illness.’
      • ‘She was virtually unpredictable, and I suspect it often came down to her mood at any given moment.’
      • ‘These guys are unpredictable and consequently extremely dangerous to deal with, whether as friend or foe.’
      • ‘She's really unpredictable, and she has no qualms about taking things to any length.’
      • ‘But I was very unpredictable for a long time, and it was difficult for my husband.’
      • ‘As for Mandelson, he is as unpredictable and dangerous as he is brilliant.’
      • ‘The particular seller now finds it fit to train his guns on unpredictable customers.’
      • ‘He is unpredictable in a way that Hague was not, they say, but this is not intended as a compliment.’
      • ‘Our roads are so busy and dangerous and many drivers are extremely unpredictable.’
      • ‘Finally, Judge Brinkema could be an unpredictable player in the Moussaoui trial.’
      • ‘Patrick Moore is joined by Dr Mark Kidger to discuss comets, the most unpredictable members of the solar system.’
      • ‘Anyway, Stephanie was so unpredictable, she left him drained and exhausted.’
      • ‘Dr Gallagher said that by their nature these individuals were unpredictable.’
      • ‘He is so unpredictable and he was the only guy who managed to make Ian lose his cool.’
      • ‘Their nomadic ways made them very unpredictable and deceiving.’
      • ‘In more recent times, his nastiness has become more unpredictable.’
      • ‘And in further interviews her behaviour became more unpredictable.’
      • ‘Even those who fought alongside him for three decades are baffled by his unpredictable behaviour.’



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